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Science Understanding

Year 7
Physical Sciences:
Change to an object’s motion is caused by unbalanced forces, including Earth’s gravitational attraction, acting on the object (ACSSU117)

Year 8
Biological Sciences:
Multi-cellular organisms contain systems of organs carrying out specialised functions that enable them to survive and reproduce (ACSSU150)

Year 9
Biological Sciences:
Multi-cellular organisms rely on coordinated and interdependent internal systems to respond to changes to their environment (ACSSU175)

Chemical Sciences:
Chemical reactions, including combustion and the reactions of acids, are important in both non-living and living systems and involve energy transfer (ACSSU179)

Year 10
Biological Sciences:
Transmission of heritable characteristics from one generation to the next involves DNA and genes (ACSSU184)

Physical Sciences:
The motion of objects can be described and predicted using the laws of physics (ACSCU229)

Science as a Human Endeavour

Years 7 and 8
Science knowledge can develop through collaboration across the disciplines of science and the contributions of people from a range of cultures (ACSHE223)

Solutions to contemporary issues that are found using science and technology, may impact on other areas of society and may involve ethical considerations (ACSHE120)

People use science understanding and skills in their occupations and these have influenced the development of practices in areas of human activity (ACSHE121)

Years 9 and 10
Advances in scientific understanding often rely on developments in technology and technological advances are often linked to scientific discoveries (ACSHE158)

People use scientific knowledge to evaluate whether they accept claims, explanations or predictions, and advances in science can affect people’s lives, including generating new career opportunities (ACSHE160).

Values and needs of contemporary society can influence the focus of scientific research (ACSHE228)

Science Inquiry Skills

Years 7 and 8
Identify questions and problems that can be investigated scientifically and make predictions based on scientific knowledge (ACSIS124)

Collaboratively and individually plan and conduct a range of investigation types, including fieldwork and experiments, ensuring safety and ethical guidelines are followed (ACSIS125)

Measure and control variables, select equipment appropriate to the task and collect data with accuracy (ACSIS126)

Construct and use a range of representations, including graphs, keys and models to represent and analyse patterns or relationships in data using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS129)

Summarise data, from students’ own investigations and secondary sources, and use scientific understanding to identify relationships and draw conclusions based on evidence (ACSIS130)

Reflect on scientific investigations including evaluating the quality of the data collected, and identifying improvements (ACSIS131)

Communicate ideas, findings and evidence based solutions to problems using scientific language, and representations, using digital technologies as appropriate (ACSIS133)

Years 9 and 10
Plan, select and use appropriate investigation types, including field work and laboratory experimentation, to collect reliable data; assess risk and address ethical issues associated with these methods (ACSIS165)

Select and use appropriate equipment, including digital technologies, to collect and record datasystematically and accurately (ACSIS166).

Use knowledge of scientific concepts to draw conclusions that are consistent with evidence (ACSIS170).

Evaluate conclusions, including identifying sources of uncertainty and possible alternative explanations, and describe specific ways to improve the quality of the data (ACSIS171).

Critically analyse the validity of information in primary and secondary sources and evaluate the approaches used to solve problems (ACSIS172).

Communicate scientific ideas and information for a particular purpose, including constructing evidence-based arguments and using appropriate scientific language, conventions and representations. (ACSIS174).